If you thought ultra-wideband technology had joined the ranks of zombies on The Walking Dead, think again. It never totally died; it just got new again.
An Internet of Things (IoT) standards organization just got a jolt with the involvement of a new member, NWave Technologies, which is contributing its years of expertise to the Weightless SIG for the advancement of the Weightless-N standard.
According to a report in Forbes, Microsoft in the next few weeks will launch a smart watch that will be able to track users' heart rates and will be able to work with Windows Phone devices as well as Android and iOS devices. Importantly, the smart watch will reportedly have more than two days of battery life.
U.S. TV viewers are increasingly less engaged, choosing more and more to do things that have nothing to do with TV simultaneously as they watch programming.
The connected car may be getting smarter at a lower cost thanks to R&D coming out of Japan's Fujitsu Laboratories that could help cars better detect objects and people around them.
The wireless industry earned a major supporter in its net neutrality battle with the FCC as OnStar owner General Motors issued a strong appeal for looser open Internet rules for wireless operators.
Qualcomm said it agreed to buy British Bluetooth chipset specialist CSR for £1.56 billion ($2.49 billion), giving it a leg up in the connect car and Internet of Things markets, which are set to grow substantially.
Samsung Electronics said it has developed Wi-Fi technology using the 60 GHz WiGig standard that can transmit data at 4.6 Gbps. That is around five times faster than existing peak 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds of around 866 Mbps.
Verizon Communications is teaming up with General Electric to provide connectivity for GE's software-enabled industrial machines and devices. The partnership comes exactly a year after GE and AT&T struck a similar arrangement.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella needs to convince enterprises to adopt the software giant's forthcoming Windows 10 release, but he's also making another pitch for the software update: it will help Microsoft integrate more tightly with the Internet of Things.